Porsche Play on Turbo Badge to Sell BEV Hypercar

Porsche seems to miss the irony that the only models it will now sell without turbo-chargers are BEVs carrying the Turbo nameplate!

Two versions of the all-electric Taycan hypercar have finally been revealed in Turbo and Turbo S guises. The ‘cooking’ Taycan Turbo claims 660bhp enough for a 0-62mph sprint in 3.2 seconds while the S boasts an extra 79bhp, generating 774ft-lbs of torque to make the sprint in 2.8 seconds on the way to a top speed of 160mph.

Both sport e-motors on both the front and rear axles, creating all-wheel drive and have 93.4kWh battery packs. Porsche claims a range of 279 miles on WLTP ratings while the Turbo S’s power boost reduces its potential range to 256 miles. They can accept up to 270kW of charge, claiming a recharge from 5% up to 80% in 22.5 minutes albeit we are some way off public superchargers being able to deliver that rate of charge.

The Taycan Turbo will cost $153,510 at launch, although Porsche, bizarrely, said it expects this to drop later signaling to consumers to pocket their cash until that time! The Turbo S will set the buyer back $187,610, with both hitting roads in Europe and the US early next year.

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